Thousands of Doctors in the Czech Republic Are Walking Out of Work

Doctors are planning a massive strike in Czechoslovakia that could cripple the country's health care system. They haven't had a raise in a decade.

The BBC reports that nearly 4,000 doctors in Czechoslovakia have handed in their resignations in a coordinated protest over low salaries.

The film linked above describes about how doctors have waited since 1989 for the government to raise their salaries but nothing has changed. Doctors make $1,500 per month which can be doubled if they work overtime.

The Czech government is holding last ditch talks and Petr Necas, the Czech Prime Minister, says the government will do everything necessary to avert a crisis.